LHE First Grade Fun


First grade is an important year in your child's academic career. Now is the time to set up routines, expectations, and discipline of homework.

Nightly homework: Read!

We will begin the year's homework with reading for 15 to 20 minutes a night.  Inside your child's binder you will find a poem for them to read.Starting the second week of school each student will choose a book to take home and read each night.


Monthly assignments

From time to time there will be bigger monthly projects.  These will be posted on the blog and in Bloomz.  They will usually necessitate some adult participation and they are usually quite fun!  There will always be a letter attached to the assigned work explaining the goal and giving directions for completion.  .

Important: Establish a homework routine!

Below you will find some tips that will help your child establish a homework routine.

  1. Find a quiet, comfortable place. This needs to be a place away from distractions like television, or computers. Having a special place to do homework will help your child focus better as well as develop organizational skills required to keep track of reading material and book bags.
  2. Establish a time to read. Finding a consistent time can be challenging, if not impossible with soccer, ballet, or other activities. However, make an attempt to read around the same time each day. Your child will be tired when they come home from school. They will benefit from a snack and short break to rest and recharge their batteries before tackling homework.
  3. Using a timer can assist children who struggle with time management. Children with shorter attention spans may need to complete 7-8 minutes before taking a short break and then complete the remaining time.
  4. Stay positive and involved! Talk to your child about what they are reading. encourage their effort!

Thank you for your support. 

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